The Knockout Game is part of a war on white people! Satanists are abducting babies all over the country, and if your kids live through that, some asshole's going to poison their Halloween candy! Every few months, the media cooks up a new feast of terror for gullible parents to forward across the Internet. Jack O'Brien and Jason Pargin (aka David Wong) trace the moral panics of the recent past back to their roots, and learn something awful about all of us along the way.
It's pretty safe to say that after years of Sherlock Holmes adaptations and countless CBS crime procedurals, most people with a pretty steady diet of TV and movies think they're pretty good armchair psychologists.
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
Believe it or not, Matthew McConaughey's thesis (from behind a bookshelf inside a black hole) that love is the most powerful force in the universe isn't the most scientifically accurate thing Hollywood has offered us lately.